Wednesday, April 6, 2011


It feels like my mind has been as frozen as the Midwest. But as spring comes and the ground thaws, I'm also trying to get out of the funk that has possessed me lately. It hasn't been easy. Blog posts tumble around in my mind, but the motivation to actually sit and write just hasn't been there. In an attempt to force myself to write, I'm borrowing this from Karen. Because the infrequency of my blog posting doesn't correlate to a lack of goings-on in my life.


Current Book
The Maze Runner, by James Dashner. For youth adult dystopian novels (by far my second favorite genre), this one is actually pretty good. I'm not claiming it's Hunger Games good, but so far, I'm really enjoying it.

Current Albums
Sign No More, by Mumford and Sons. On repeat. All the time. I'm in love with this album.

Current Guilty Pleasure
This. Seriously, check out this link. And it's not just me. My boys can't get enough of the Decorah bald eagle live cam. This is running nearly 24 hours a day at our house. And yes, I nearly squeal with excitement every time I see the mommy feed the babies. (Although the new ads are a little irritating.)

Current Drink
Vanilla Coke Zero. Ahh....

Current Songs
The Cave, by Mumford and Sons
Ours, by The Bravery
When You Were Young, by The Killers

Current Wish-List
A bike. Oh, how I want one. The bike trails around here are calling to me.

Current Needs
New shoes. I can't believe mine have lasted this long. (Although "lasted" might be a matter of opinion.)
A new, cute purse. Losing things through holes in the lining of my current purse seems like a good enough excuse for a new one.

Current Triumph
Re-seeding our lawn.

Current Favorite Film
Tangled. Yes, a cartoon. But still, I just loved this movie.

Current TV Show
Survivor. Yes, it's the 22nd season, but it's still just as fun.

Current Indulgence
Reading three novels in as many weeks. I'm sure there are more productive things to do (like my research project.) But it feels so wonderful.

Current Outfit
Jeans, T-shirt. What's new?

Current Banes of My Existence
The fact that Monkey has given up sleeping through the night. It is driving me crazy, while making me worried all at the same time. Poor kid is having so many bad dreams and such. I'm exhausted.

Current Excitement
Spring is here!

Current Mood
Slightly stressed.

Current Picture
This is actually a picture my dad took. I'm in the process of editing it. I want to enlarge it and hang it in my living room. I love the subject and I think the colors work perfectly.

And it's right in line with my current obsession: all things spring.

What are you currently into?


  1. Ooh, I love the colors and the light in that photo, too. And I may steal your idea here, as part of my effort to get back to blogging. *sigh*

  2. Good Post. You ARE very active and involved. Nice to see a little "chocolate" in form of personal reading, photos, etc. HUGS

  3. im into laziness. because im in a funk.

    im into chex mix.

    and sleeping. this funk will probably end in some good weight gain, and no laundry being done. but im okay with that. for now. :)

    just found your blog today through SITS

  4. Great post. We had spring for a moment now we have snow! I'm into far to many things to list, giggle .Hugs

  5. We have just discovered Mumford and Sons too. Love them. My husband even downloaded some of their tunes this week!

  6. I just finished the Maze Runner. I won't tell you what I thought, but it wasn't a favorite.

  7. I really hate when I have writer's block. It's been happening a lot lately; so much going on in my mind, but I can't seem to get myself to write.

    I just saw Tangled this past weekend, and it was soo cute!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for my SITS day!